June 14, 2024

While some people are going on a diet to lose excess weight for health reasons (which is a good thing, preferably done with the guidance of medical professionals), many of our fellow human beings worldwide are unfortunately on a “forced diet” or going hungry due to extreme poverty and cannot afford to buy food to feed themselves and their loved ones.
Other reasons are famine and armed conflicts where food production is affected. Very sad and tragic, indeed. Lord, help us.
Many of our fellowmen (especially children) around the world are dying on a daily basis due to hunger and its complications.
Those of us who are blessed to have never endured the pangs of hunger and enjoy eating three square meals a day which we, at times, take for granted, should ponder on this and maybe do something to help solve this problem.
One is by not wasting our food and buying only what we can consume. Another is sharing what we can, no matter how little, to the less fortunate.
It’s nice to know that Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has called for a whole-of-government approach to ensure food security and proper nutrition en route to make our beautiful archipelago of delicious coconuts and smiling carabaos have zero hunger as part of his administration’s Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028.
A news article disclosed all government agencies and local government units are enjoined to support the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty Program, one of the major banner programs of the Task Force on Zero Hunger aimed to institutionalize efforts to mitigate hunger and promote food and nutrition security by linking community-based organizations to potential markets and providing credit assistance to support food production, processing and distribution.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong signed Resolution 203, s. 2024 requesting the Baguio City Police Office and the Land Transportation Office-Cordillera to intensify the implementation of Republic Act 10586 or the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013.
The measure penalizes any person found driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, dangerous drugs, and other similar substances. Section 5, Article 13 of Ordinance 7, s. 1984 also mandates that no person shall drive a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor or other incapacitating drug, it added.
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless and keep us all safe.